Venue Details

101 Star Starred
Mayslake Hall
at Mayslake Peabody Estate Forest Preserve 1717 West 31st St. Oak Brook, IL 60523
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Member Tips


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Parking is free
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Parking is a breeze
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Park in lot
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Pack a picnic
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The weather was hot but with a nice breeze. I wore a sleeveless shirt and capris..
dress Aug 22 2013 star this tip starred
Plenty of free parking
travel Aug 22 2013 star this tip starred
Outdoor venue. Bring a picnic meal as this is the perfect setting for enjoying the weather. There are snacks for sale, but you can do better by packing your own. Alcohol is permitted.
dining Aug 22 2013 star this tip starred
The weather was warm, hhumid, and eventually light rain.. I wore flip flops and light clothing, as it was very warm. We sat under the tree cover and were safe from the light rain that fell..
dress Aug 22 2013 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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20 reviews
18 stars
attended Aug 08 2013

Another wonderful production from First Folio. All actors well cast and delivered solid performances.

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43 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 29 2013

Excellent acting, interesting stage set and wonderful story. Wasn't prepared for the mosquitoes though!

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 29 2013

My husband and I went to see it. It was a beautiful night for an outside performance. I loved it and my husband liked it (I'm sure he would have preferred a total... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“A fable of life-altering love …” —The New York Times
“Tackles timeless themes of love, passion, faith and magic.” —Huffington Post


The Rainmaker* *stars Hayley L. Rice as “Lizzie Curry” (“Nerissa” in The Merchant of Venice and “Edith” in Blithe Spirit at First Folio Theatre), Joseph Wycoff as “Starbuck” ( “Henry Higgins” in Pygmalion, “Longaville” in Love’s Labor’s Lost at Michigan Shakespeare Festival and Jeff Award nominee for Private Lives at First Folio Theatre),  Aaron Christensen as “File” (The Taming of the Shrew at First Folio Theatre), Matthew Keffer as “Noah Curry,” David Rice as “H.C. Curry,” Alex Weisman as “Jimmy Curry” (Jeff Award winner for The History Boys at Timeline Theatre); and René Ruelas as “Sheriff Thomas.” 

_Bring your own lawnchairs or rent one at concessions. Picnics are welcome. _

About the Ticket Supplier: First Folio Theatre

First Folio Theatre brings the Classics to the suburbs of Chicago. Enjoy Shakespeare-under-the-Stars all summer long in the sylvan setting of the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Bring a blanket, a lawnchair, and a picnic, and thrill to the best of the Bard. In the winter, take in other classics in the intimate chamber theater, located in the formal library of Mayslake Hall.